Alfarroba Harvest 2017
Image gallery of the harvest of the fruits of the Carob Tree ("Alfarrobeira") in autumn 2017
Carob tree (alfarrobeira)
Huge carob tree in the Barrocal reagion near Sta. Barbara de Nexe
Green fruit of the carob tree
Carob tree (Alfarrobeira): fruits
The matured fuit of the carob tree is dark brown
Our neighbour preparing to harvest the fruits of the carob trees.
The long wooden stick is used tocarefully knock the fruit down
Gathering the fruis from the ground is the most cumbersome part of the harvest.
The most labour-intensive part of carob cultivation is harvesting which is often done by knocking the fruit down with a long stick and gathering them together.
In the summer the ground underneath the carob trees is dottedwith mature fruit